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This is a list of web game technologies that we hope to support in the future. If you'd like to help us add one of these technologies to Flashpoint, please join the #development-chat channel in our Discord.
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This is a list of web game technologies that we hope to '''[[Platforms|support]]''' in the future. If you'd like to help us add one of these technologies to Flashpoint, please join the #plugin-chat channel in our Discord.
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''Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.''
  
 
Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:
 
Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:
  
[http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows-all.html mozdev.org - Windows PluginDoc]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20200702/http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows-all.html mozdev.org - Windows PluginDoc]
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* [https://gist.github.com/afiestas/135cc16b2ec7a6cca4a7185b3bb38e2d GitHub Gist - a list of almost 4000 plugins]
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* [http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplug.htm K-Meleon Extensions Central]
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* [http://win95.retropc.se/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins] (backup [http://omolini.steptail.com/mirror/win95/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html here])
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/19990117022323/http://browserwatch.internet.com/plug-in.html Plug-in Plaza]
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* [https://web.hallym.ac.kr/~physics/resource/plugins/3d_animation.html Inline Plug-ins]
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* [http://mcs.csueastbay.edu/~grewe/CS3520/HTML/WWWBrowsing/htmlapps.htm Another list]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030212070130/http://www2.gol.com/users/oyamada/ Plug-in Gallery & Demo Links (oyamada)]
  
[https://gist.github.com/afiestas/135cc16b2ec7a6cca4a7185b3bb38e2d GitHub Gist - a list of over 10,000 plugins]
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For plugins which have been successfully added to Flashpoint, see [[Technologies to Add/Added Technologies]].
  
[http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplug.htm K-Meleon Extensions Central]
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== Unsorted ==
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Technologies to be researched and then given dedicated sections.
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{| class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed wikitable sortable"
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|-
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! class="unsortable" style="font-weight:bold;" | Logo
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Name
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Links
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! style="font-weight:bold;" | Formats
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|-
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|
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| 3DMLW
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| 3dmlw.com
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| .3dmlw
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|-
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|
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| ActiveVRML
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| Animated Widgets
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| https://web.archive.org/web/19961107040704/http://www.progtools.com/animplug.html
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|
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|-
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|
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| Astound Web Player
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|
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* golddisk.com
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* astoundinc.com
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* https://www.heartlight.org/worshipslides/index.html
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* http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/oldconfer/html/pbl/cr.html
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| .asn
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|-
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|
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| buro Zicht
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| CambridgeSoft ChemDraw
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|
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* cambridgesoft.com
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChemDraw
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| .cdx
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|-
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|
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| DevalVR
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|
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* devalvr.com
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* https://web.archive.org/web/20080316030329/http://www.devalvr.com/
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| .dvl
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|-
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|
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| Enliven
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| EMBLAZE
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| GLView
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| home.snafu.de/~hg/
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|
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* .wrl
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* .3dv
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|-
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|
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| HyperStudio
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|
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* hyperstudio.com
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20001117175800/http://hyperstudio.com/resource/hsplugin/samples.html
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| .stk
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|-
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| [[File:Hyperwave logo.png|center|20px]]
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| Hyperwave
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|
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|
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|-
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| [[File:mBed logo.gif|center|20px]]
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| mBed
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| mPire
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| mfactory.com
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| .mpl
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|-
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|
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|  NoteWorthy Composer
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|
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* noteworthysoftware.com
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoteWorthy_Composer
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| .nwc
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|-
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|
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| Pixound
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|
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|
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|-
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|
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| TurnTool
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| turntool.com
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| .tnt
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|-
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| [[File:VHSB logo.png|center|20px]]
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| VHSB/MHSV
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| http://web.archive.org/web/19970616135450/http://www.paragraph.com/vhsb/mhsv/download/
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|
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* .wrl
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* .mus
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* .d96[?]
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|-
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|
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| VReam
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| https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
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|
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* .vre
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* .vrw
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|-
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|
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| Winds3D
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| awingsoft.com
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| .exe
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|}
  
[http://omolini.steptail.com/mirror/win95/win95-dec96-1/plugins.html Windows95.com - Web Browser Plugins]
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== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html Download page] (archived)
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/* Different versions]
  
== QuickTime VR ==
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=== Examples ===
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20001013114053/http://www2.enecho.go.jp:80/atom/3d/index.htm Lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant]
  
=== Download Links ===
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=== Problems Encountered ===
https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime
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* "Error creating target directory" in Netscape 4 and Mozilla 1.0.2 on compatibility mode.
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* This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
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* This plugin does not runs without compatibility mode.
  
http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/
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== Castle Game Engine Web Plugin ==
 
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[https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/wiki/Web-Plugin GitHub page]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR
 
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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=== Downloads ===
https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html
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* https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z Prebuilt binary and example]
  
http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm
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=== Examples ===
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The download in Downloads contains an example.
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
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* Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
  
=== Notes ===
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* Exception "Exception":
The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
 
  
Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
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windres failed, cannot create Windows resource
  
Registry files: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149898729488414/apple.reg apple.reg] [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149900696617070/quicktime.reg quicktime.reg]
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=== Further notes ===
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No precompiled builds are available yet. As such, you may have to download any of the following files to compile the plugin:
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* [https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Windows%2032%20bits/ Lazarus] (it may be best to download the version with the highest version number)
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* [https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Win32/ Free Pascal] (included with Lazarus, but linked to separately just in case)
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* [https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/releases/tag/snapshot Castle Game Engine]
  
Not all data in quicktime.reg is likely needed.
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== Chime ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime Wikipedia article]
  
In Flashpoint, Basilisk is currently configured to disable QuickTime by default to avoid conflicts.
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=== Downloads ===
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[https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html Installer and demos]
  
Some of the npqtplugin.dll files may interfere with other video/audio plugins or built-in behavior. It may make sense to have the QuickTime plugin available only when viewing a QuickTime curation. Basilisk's built-in MIME type configuration dialog can also be used to choose what plugins are used for different types of content.
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=== Examples ===
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The installer page links to demos.
  
== Burster 3D ==
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=== Problems Encountered ===
=== Download Links ===
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* Crashes a majority of the time. The Basilisk and Flashpoint cache must be cleared.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150209071910/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=18
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* .pdb files do not show in Netscape
 
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20160421163457/http://geta3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=18
 
 
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
http://3d8bits.orgfree.com/pong/pong.htm
 
 
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20111208123049/http://deadcyborg.com/index.html
 
 
 
== Pulse3D ==
 
https://www.sandyressler.com/about/library/weekly/aa122000a.htm
 
 
 
https://lostmediawiki.com/Pulse_3D_(lost_3D_web_plugin_content;_1999-2001)
 
 
 
Pulse3D was previously called "Platinum VRML."
 
 
 
=== Download Links ===
 
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.pulse3d.com:80/players/english/PulsePlayerNsWin.exe
 
 
 
Available from <code>MICD2001_11_NR2.iso</code> here: http://archive.org/details/MICD200111/
 
 
 
https://bluepload.unstable.life/p3d.zip
 
 
 
Installer: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705092816220717086/PulseStuff.zip
 
 
 
Netscape version: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/705175471926673468/PulseNetscape.zip
 
 
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
http://www.learningfriends.com/download.htm
 
 
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20030705212152/http://www.digitalproducer.com/pages/protozoa.htm
 
 
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20040204091717/http://launch.pulse3d.com/harvard/index.htm
 
 
 
https://archive.org/details/Pulse3DPWSPWCPW3Files
 
 
 
https://archive.org/details/www_02_2002
 
 
 
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.pulse3d.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original pulse3d.com CDX search]
 
 
 
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.pulsenetwork.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original pulsenetwork.com CDX search]
 
 
 
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.dotcomix.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original dotcomix.com CDX search]
 
 
 
[http://web.archive.org/cdx/search?url=www.muppetworld.com&matchType=prefix&collapse=urlkey&filter=!statuscode%253A%5B45%5D&fl=original muppetworld.com CDX search]
 
 
 
=== Notes ===
 
Browser plugins (at least the NPAPI one, didn't check ActiveX) seem to look for Pulse by using ShGetFolderPathA to find CSIDL_FLAG_CREATE | CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES if that function exists (and if not, looking at a Registry entry).
 
 
 
Some files seem to need a command sent to the plugin (for example, Fozzie needs "play obj=Dummy01 pkg=assets/fozzie/Package2.pws transition=0.30 heading=yes behave=joke"). The NPAPI version of the plugin looks like it relies on LiveConnect, which might not be supported in Basilisk.
 
 
 
 
 
== Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer ==
 
https://web.archive.org/web/19970214041929/http://www.atomic3d.com/downmain.html
 
 
 
=== Download Links ===
 
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.atomic3d.com/download/bin/*
 
 
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
[https://web.archive.org/web/20001013114053/http://www2.enecho.go.jp:80/atom/3d/index.htm lost 3D model of a nuclear power plant]
 
  
== Tcl Plugin ==
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==Flatland Rover==
https://people.apache.org/~jim/NewArchitect/webtech/1997/12/junk/index.html
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===Downloads===
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* [http://www.flatland.com Website]
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* [http://original.flatland.com Original website]
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* [http://kmext.sourceforge.net/mplugs/nprover.zip DLL]
  
[http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.467.7944 academic paper]  
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===Examples===
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* [http://xuriel.com/spots/ xuriel]
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* [http://spots.flatland.com/ Open directory]
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* [https://www.xml.com/pub/a/1999/01/3dml/xcube.3dml xml.com example]
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* [https://www.sean.co.uk/a/webdesign/3d/3dmlworld.shtm Sean's 3DML world]
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* [http://zonalandeducation.com/canYou3DML/one.html Can You 3DML?]
  
[https://www.slideshare.net/nyaocat/tcltk-12234163 Japanese presentation]
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== FreeHand ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_FreeHand (please note the article makes no mention of the plugin, but it appears to arise from that)
  
=== Download Links ===
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Also called '''Shockwave Graphics Player''', or, like the other Shockwave plugins, just Shockwave.
http://www.tcl.tk/software/plugin/download.html
 
  
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/tree?ci=tip
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=== Downloads ===
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* [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/714335844940513342/813963169440989214/np32fsw.dll DLL]
  
https://fossil.e-lehmann.de/tclplugin/raw/installers/msi/Tclplugin-4.0.msi?name=5daace0ca3aa9cf7b3a52fde29d5b18923c46e3d
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=== Examples ===
 
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All the sites with the icon [[File:FreeHand on Macromedia.gif]] [http://web.archive.org/web/19961026210317/http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/epicenter/ here]. Please note you have to click on the categories. These examples have been saved:
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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** https://web.archive.org/web/19970727140308/http://www.inlink.com/~terryl/fairgounds.html
See https://bluepload.unstable.life/tcl-info.txt for many examples.
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** https://web.archive.org/web/19990209093802/http://www.woodmagazine.com/cusserv/shockwave/horsehok.html
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
The Tcl plugin may not load unless these conditions are met:
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Sometimes throws this error:
# The page with the Tcl embed has to be the first page loaded by the browser (not counting about:home).
 
# The page must be allowed to complete loading without scrolling the page or moving the mouse over the embed area.
 
Tested in latest K-Meleon (non-Goanna) version on 2019-08-17.
 
  
== Panda3D Plugin ==
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[[File:FreeHand Error.png]]
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda3D
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All three buttons make the plugin stop working.
  
=== Download Links ===
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== Google Native Client ==
Install and demos: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html
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* [https://developer.chrome.com/native-client Chrome Developers page]
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client Wikipedia page]
Latest runtime: https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/
 
 
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
Open directory of Panda3D stuff: http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/p3d_7/
 
  
[http://www.ddrose.com/pacbat/pacbat.html Pac-Bat] - tested and working on 2019-07-21
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===Downloads===
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* [https://bluepload.unstable.life/slimjet10.exe Slimjet 10], Used by oshaboy for testing
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* [https://chromium.googlesource.com/?format=HTML GCC and Clang toolchains for Google Native Client] (should be useful because some NaCl have been lost in binary form but still exist in source code form)
  
[http://martinsant.net/games/dice/ Dice in a Stone Box]
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=== Examples ===
 
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* [https://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/39554/ Bomberclone]
[http://a3p.sourceforge.net/play/ A3P - Acquire, Attack, Asplode, Pwn!] - tries to install Python and crashes
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* [https://mega.nz/folder/n5B2GQxZ#dACElxPS66W3ZYJRLECLHA Bastion Demo]</s> (some assets are lost)
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* [https://supertux.datacivilization.com/ SuperTux]
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* [https://doom.pdox.net/doom.html Doom]
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
Has a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed here:
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* "[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
http://runtime.panda3d.org/contents.xml
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*.nexe <s>and .pexe</s> files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
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*<s>Slimjet 10 can't see the PNaCl compiler plugin when running through a proxy. (See chrome://components)</s> (That was because the compiler was not in the user folder)
  
The runtime components are all available from this open directory:
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== Grail ==
http://runtime.panda3d.org/
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser) Wikipedia page]
  
== MDL Chime ==
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=== Downloads ===
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDL_Chime
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[https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download SourceForge]
  
=== Download Links ===
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=== Examples ===
Install and demos: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/chimedemos/getplugins.html
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[http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/ Official demos]
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
When the plugin is installed, navigating to a page that uses the plugin immediately crashes K-Meleon.
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* <s>"TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail</s> Solved.
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* <s>"An exception occurred during applet loading : exceptions.TypeError: compile, argument 1: expected string without null bytes, string found" error on all official Grail demo applets, except for Clocks, Play A Sound File, Demos Similar to Common Java Demos, Show Grail's Applet Exception Handling, Calendar and A Little Joke.</s> Grail can't decrypt gzipped HTTP packets.
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* "An error occurred in a callback function : audiodev.error : no audio device" error if trying to play a sound in Play A Sound File. It's possible the audio files don't exist where they originally existed.
  
== Google Native Client ==
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=== Notes ===
https://developer.chrome.com/native-client
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Old versions of Python and Tcl/Tk are required. These may work:
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* [https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe Python 1.5.2]
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* [ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe Old version of Tcl/Tk]
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* All-in-one packages: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711328321819902083/Grail.7z Grail.7z], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z Grail but More Portable]
  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Native_Client
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== HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL ==
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML%2BTIME Wikipedia page]
  
=== Example Games ===
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===About===
[https://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/39554/ Bomberclone]
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HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) was a proposal by Microsoft for including animation and interactivity in HTML.
  
<s>[https://mega.nz/folder/n5B2GQxZ#dACElxPS66W3ZYJRLECLHA Bastion Demo]</s> (Some Assets lost)
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===Downloads===
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No independent download, added to Internet Explorer in IE 5.5 and removed in IE 9. X-UA-Compatible does not appear to work
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* DLLs from Windows XP + Internet Explorer 6 are installable: mstime.dll for time2, datime.dll for time
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* IE11 on Windows 10 with DLLs installed and registry entry seems to have issues with transparency.
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* IE6 via Utilu on Windows 10 bolds some stuff weirdly.
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* Ad demos are apparently older HTML+TIME syntax and only seem to run on IE5.5. Can datime.dll be unblocked on Win10 and syntax added to ensure its inclusion into the page? How large would a rewrite into XHTML+SMIL be?
  
[https://supertux.datacivilization.com/ Super Tux]
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=== Examples ===
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* [http://www.ludicrum.org/demos/ Ludicrum demos]
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* [https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/demos/XHTML-SMIL/Animate.htm Animation demo]
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* [https://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/#demos Audio and video demos]
  
[https://doom.pdox.net/doom.html Doom]
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=== Registry entry ===
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<pre>
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default Behaviors]
"[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
 
  
.nexe and .pexe files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
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# C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll
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"VML"="CLSID:10072CEC-8CC1-11D1-986E-00A0C955B42E"
  
== VRML ==
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# C:\Windows\system32\datime.dll
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRML
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"TIME"="CLSID:476c391c-3e0d-11d2-b948-00c04fa32195"
  
=== Download Links ===
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# C:\Windows\system32\mstime.dll
A list of some VRML players: https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
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"TIME2"="CLSID:17237A20-3ADB-48ec-B182-35291F115790"
  
Cosmo Player: https://cosmo-player.en.softonic.com/download
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# ???
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"ANIM"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
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"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
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</pre>
  
OpenVRML: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openvrml/files/
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== igLoader ==
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070913003821/http://www.igloader.com/ Website] (archived)
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* [https://www.mygamer.com/igloader-looks-to-help-indie-developers-2/ myGamer article]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
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=== Downloads ===
'''*'''; Also contains links to other places containing VRML content.
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/0id_/http://igloader.com/download/igLoader_setup.exe Installer] (archived)
  
Andrew's VRML Games and Puzzles: http://www.soc.napier.ac.uk/~andrew/vrml/
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=== Examples ===
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20071212124018/http://www.miniclip.com/games/platypus/en/ Platypus] (archived)
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* [https://www.managames.com/onlinetennisgame.html Tennis Elbow 2006]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20051211062901/http://cloverleafgames.com/webbed.php Webbed] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20070828050251/http://www.binarysun.co.uk/online-games/bubble-blitz/ Bubble Blitz] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20060306190952/http://igloader.com/examples/igshowcase.php Official showcase] (archived)
  
VRML GAME'''*''': http://web.archive.org/web/20191016182344/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/3d/game/game.htm
+
== MrSID ==
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MrSID Wikipedia article]
  
Web3D Amusements'''*''' (The English version of VRML GAME. It has VRML programs not in the other version, which is in Japanese): http://web.archive.org/web/20191017225236/http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~kekenken/main/index.html
+
=== About ===
 +
An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.
  
A Little Bit About Me: http://members.bex.net/jtcullen515/AboutMe.htm
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://archive.org/details/bnsc-wouk Window on the UK, Window on the Universe (Volumes 1 & 2) and the plugin installer]
  
VRML resources for the 3E15 lecture - 14 October 1998'''*''': http://www2.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~jrk/wwwvrml.dir/public-vrml/VRMLLECTURE/
+
== O3D ==
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O3D Wikipedia article]
  
vrml.sgi.com: http://web.archive.org/web/19980113075629/http://vrml.sgi.com/intro.html
+
=== About ===
 +
A proposal by Google for a standard 3D API for the Web. WebGL supplanted it. Google eventually wrote a WebGL version of O3D, but conversion is not automatic and the Beach demo was not converted
  
A list of chat worlds and games at VR Internal (on the left sidebar): https://www.vrinternal.com/docs/links.html
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
There are no known found trustworthy downloads, although source code exists. https://www.zhaodll.co/n/20130417/158957.html has been tested and works, but the website is sketchy.
  
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://code.google.com/archive/p/o3d/downloads Sample packs]
  
''Internet Archive Search: subject:"VRML"'': https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22VRML%22
+
== Opal Player Plugin ==
 +
[https://web.archive.org/web/20001207154700/http://www.cai.com/products/opal/prodinfo.htm Product info page] (archived)
  
Google search for VRML, limited to .ac.uk addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aac.uk
+
=== About ===
 +
Appears to be for interactives. Potentially doesn't support Vista.
  
Floops episodes 7, 10, 24, 28, 29, 31, 36, 38 and 46 from Floops' Greatest Hits, a CD-ROM published in 1997 by Silicon Graphics: https://github.com/Sgeo/floopsArchive/tree/master/floops
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20010210212223/http://www.cai.com/products/opal/plugins.htm cal.com] (archived, doesn't work, FTP)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20090227134935/http://opal.pascocountyfl.net/opal/download.htm opal.pascocountyfl.net] (archived)
  
Google search for VRML, limited to altervista.org addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Aaltervista.org
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030502110837/http://www.usmsc.edu/opal/Bowie/Bowie_web/publish/BOA_opal.htm Bowie example] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100706175625/http://opal.pascocountyfl.net/permit/bccpasco_opal.htm opal.pascocountyfl.net] (archived)
  
The Haunted House (created by Nekochan member nongrato): http://web.archive.org/web/20190704003702/http://sgizone.co.nf/haunted/
+
== Panda3D Plugin ==
 +
=== About ===
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda3D Wikipedia article]
  
Google search for VRML, limited to VRML archives'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+archive
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/plugin/install_plugin.html Installer and demos]
 +
* [https://www.panda3d.org/download/runtime-1-0-4/ Latest runtime]
  
Google search for VRML, limited to gainos.org addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fgainos.org
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [http://www.ddrose.com/~drose/p3d_7/ Open directory]
 +
* [http://www.ddrose.com/pacbat/pacbat.html Pac-Bat] (tested and working on 2019-07-21)
 +
* [http://martinsant.net/games/dice/ Dice in a Stone Box]
 +
* [http://a3p.sourceforge.net/play/ A3P - Acquire, Attack, Asplode, Pwn!] (tries to install Python and crashes)
  
Google search for VRML, limited to .edu addresses'''*''': https://www.google.com/search?q=VRML+site:edu
+
=== Problems ===
 +
* There is a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed
 +
[http://runtime.panda3d.org/contents.xml here], and are available from [http://runtime.panda3d.org/ this open directory]. (backed up at [https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/runtimepanda3dorg.7z Flashfreeze])
  
Lots and Lots of VRML 1: https://bluepload.unstable.life/lotsandlotsofvrml1.7z
+
== Pipelight ==
 +
=== About ===
 +
Unlike the other technologies on this list, this is not a distinct software platform. Instead, it is a browser plugin that allows Windows-only NPAPI plugins to run on Linux.
  
All VRML worlds from Archive Team's Geocities scrape (1,985 .wrl files total) https://flashfreeze.submissions.unstable.life/geocities.7z
+
See [https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Linux_Support#Pipelight here] for more information.
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
== QuickTime VR ==
Flux Player 2.1 is stuck loading under TheWorld 3.5.03
+
=== About ===
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_VR Wikipedia page]
  
Too many players with variations: Which ones should get included?
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime Apple - Support]
 +
* [http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime/ OldVersion.com]
  
Live3D: Crashes on page navigation
+
=== Examples ===
 
+
* [https://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZvSeIxFqURTrIKUDkLjAFyA.html Panorama of Lake Louise Boathouse nr1]
Cosmo Player: Struggles with large worlds
+
* [http://www.middlestreet.org/cabinet/sebacub.htm Cabinets & Pods]
 
+
* [http://www.rewind.ac.uk/expanded/Narrative/BFI_422%22.html Rewind example]
Blaxxun Contact 4.4: If a world has sounds but a sound has not played yet, low FPS. This seems to occur in a full install too.
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221234030/http://www.babylon5.com/cmp/qtvrmed.htm Babylon 5 example] (archived)
 
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221231046/http://www.babylon5.com/cmp/qtvrzoc.htm Another Babylon 5 example] (archived)
== Grail ==
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221234014/http://www.babylon5.com/cmp/qtvrob.htm Yet another Babylon 5 example] (archived)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_(web_browser)
 
 
 
=== Download Links ===
 
https://sourceforge.net/projects/grail/files/grail/0.6/grail-0.6.tgz/download
 
 
 
=== Example Games/Applications ===
 
http://grail.sourceforge.net/demo/
 
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
<s> "TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail </s> (Solved)
+
* Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.
 
 
<s> "An exception occurred during applet loading : exceptions.TypeError: compile, argument 1: expected string without null bytes, string found" error on all official Grail demo applets, except for Clocks, Play A Sound File, Demos Similar to Common Java Demos, Show Grail's Applet Exception Handling, Calendar and A Little Joke. </s> (That's because Grail can't decrypt gzipped http packets)
 
 
 
"An error occurred in a callback function : audiodev.error : no audio device" error if trying to play a sound in Play A Sound File. It's possible the audio files don't exist where they originally existed.
 
  
 
=== Notes ===
 
=== Notes ===
Old versions of Python and Tcl/Tk are required. These may work:
+
* The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
 +
* Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
 +
* Registry files: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149898729488414/apple.reg apple.reg], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/708149900696617070/quicktime.reg quicktime.reg]
 +
* Not all data in quicktime.reg is likely needed.
 +
* In Flashpoint, Basilisk is currently configured to disable QuickTime by default to avoid conflicts.
 +
* Some of the npqtplugin.dll files may interfere with other video/audio plugins or built-in behavior. It may make sense to have the QuickTime plugin available only when viewing a QuickTime curation. Basilisk's built-in MIME type configuration dialog can also be used to choose what plugins are used for different types of content.
  
Python 1.5.2: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/win32/py152.exe
+
== Scratch ==
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/ Website]
 +
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratch_(programming_language) Wikipedia article]
  
Tcl/Tk: ftp://ftp.ncnr.nist.gov/pub/cryst/gsas/win/tcltk80p2+.exe
+
=== About ===
 +
An online block-based virtual language, currently based upon Blockly, then previously Flash, and before that, Java (Squeak 2.8 for the offline editor). While it is possible to curate Scratch games in Flashpoint using converters and packagers, they are not in their original form.
  
Alternatively, an all-in-one package can be used instead.
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* 1.4 Offline Editor: [https://download.scratch.mit.edu/ScratchInstaller1.4.exe Windows], [https://download.scratch.mit.edu/MacScratch1.4.dmg Mac], [http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu//pool/universe/s/scratch/scratch_1.4.0.6~dfsg1-5~ubuntu12.04.1_all.deb Linux]
 +
* 2.0 Offline Editor: [https://scratch.mit.edu/scratchr2/static/sa/Scratch-461.exe Windows], [https://scratch.mit.edu/scratchr2/static/sa/Scratch-461.dmg Mac]
 +
* 3 Offline Editor: [https://downloads.scratch.mit.edu/desktop/Scratch%20Setup.exe Windows], [https://downloads.scratch.mit.edu/desktop/Scratch.dmg Mac]
  
All-in-one packages: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711328321819902083/Grail.7z, https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/516027726851735632/711588211222118450/Grail_but_More_Portable.7z (more portable version)
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/23012/ Wodunne's World]
 +
* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/91723110/ Snail Platformer v1.4]
  
== X3D ==
+
=== Problems Encountered ===
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D
+
* Scratch 2 and 3 do not have Linux versions. However, it may be possible to run their respective Windows versions in Wine or use a web version.
  
=== Download Links ===
+
== Sense8 WorldUp ==
A list of some X3D players: https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [http://www.terasoft.com/about/products.html Terasoft website]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20010622064503/http://www.sense8.com/products/download.html Sense 8 website] (archived)
 +
* https://discord.com/channels/432708847304704010/516027726851735632/785218816711983104 Files from the Wayback Machine]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
=== Examples ===
''Examples: Scene Archives for X3D'': https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html#Examples
+
* [http://www.cityarts.com/metaverse/ Metaverse]
  
FreeWRL examples: http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html
+
== Squeak ==
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20060831053239/http://weblogs.media.mit.edu/llk/scratch/faq.html Old Scratch FAQ]
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
=== Downloads ===
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03
+
* [http://files.squeak.org/2.8/BrowserPlugins/ Squeak 2.8 browser plugin downloads]
  
== Castle Game Engine Web Plugin ==
+
== ThingWorld ThingViewer ==
https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/wiki/Web-Plugin
+
* Looks like they're intended to be single-asset
 +
* Some Javascript mentions possible sitelocks
 +
* The installer installs plugins (ActiveX and NPAPI) and a standalone viewer
  
=== Download Links ===
+
=== Downloads ===
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20020128084644if_/http://www.thingworld.com:80/download/ThingViewer_Install.exe Latest version]
 +
* ThingMaker may be on [https://archive.org/details/computerbuyercd-1998-09 this CD]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
=== Examples ===
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/442282445098844177/712673109303623760/cge_3d_viewer.7z
+
* [http://www.junkyardjake.com/Games/thingworld.htm ThingWorld Football Games]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.thingworld.com/* Wayback Machine www.thingworld.com search (filter by .tms)
  
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
 
=== Problems Encountered ===
Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
+
* When loading .tms files, ThingViewer gives an Invalid File error
  
Exception "Exception":
+
== Tulip 3D ==
 +
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20021002220716/http://www.exstream.to/ Exstream website] (archived)
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20020928152956/http://www.tulip-software.org/ Tulip Software website] (archived)
  
windres failed, cannot create Windows resource
+
=== Problems ===
 +
It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name.
  
=== Further notes ===
+
== Visviva Animation Player ==
No precompiled builds are available yet. As such, you may have to download any of the following files to compile the plugin:
+
An interactive animation player, available as a web plugin and a standalone player.
  
Lazarus: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Windows%2032%20bits/ (it might be best to download the version with the highest version number)
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* http://web.archive.org/web/20070214114303/http://www.visviva.com:80/download/webplug/VaeCtrl.CAB Internet Explorer plugin]
 +
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20091201043805/http://www.visviva.com/download/webplug/npvaemsw.jar Netscape plugin]
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030421090321/http://www.visviva.com/download/vae2_56.exe Standalone player]
  
Free Pascal (included with Lazarus, but also linked to separately in case that helps get the plugin compiled): https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Win32/
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20030421092726/http://www.visviva.com/gallery/index.html Official gallery]
  
Castle Game Engine: https://github.com/castle-engine/castle-engine/releases/tag/snapshot
+
=== Problems Encountered ===
 +
* vaengine.dll seems to use both WSOCK32 and WININIT, but the primary download is via WSOCK32. Flashpoint currently does not support proxying WinSock.
 +
* DirectPlay is required.
  
== Tulip 3D ==
+
== Wildpockets ==
 +
* [https://wildpockets.fandom.com/wiki/Wildpockets_Wiki Wildpockets Wiki]
  
http://web.archive.org/web/20021002220716/http://www.exstream.to/
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://launchpad.net/wildpockets Source code]
  
== Adobe Atmosphere ==
+
=== Examples ===
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Atmosphere
+
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20100526110154/http://www.ninjakiwi.com/Games/Action/Play/SAS_Zombie_Assault_3D.html SAS: Zombie Assault 3D] ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1DBrpE8XIc Trailer])
  
 +
== WildTangent Web Driver ==
 +
* The SDK is usable from Java, JavaScript or VBScript.
 +
* Pages typically launch wthost.exe, which itself uses an ActiveX plugin
 +
* FlashpointProxy.dll needs to be attached to wthost.exe. (it's currently attached to webdriver.dll)
 +
* A newer version, recommended by WildTangent Discord, doesn't seem to support WinInet.
 +
* Most games will need MS Java.
 +
* Antiviruses hate anything WildTangent related.
 +
* When producing a combined webdriver+Java config, be sure to only have one classpath entry.
  
 +
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://www.cs.vu.nl/~eliens/hush/archive/wt/sdk/ SDK samples]
 +
* [https://do2learn.com/games/safetygames/streetsafety/ StreetSafety Lesson]
  
=== Download links ===
+
== X3D ==
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X3D Wikipedia article]
  
Latest plugin: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/2.x/AtmospherePlayer216.exe
+
=== Downloads ===
 +
* [https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html List of players]
  
Standalone version: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://download.adobe.com:80/pub/adobe/atmosphere/win/sa_player/atmosphere_saplayer.exe
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [https://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/X3dResources.html#Examples Examples: Scene Archives for X3D]
 +
* [http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/examples.html FreeWRL examples]
 +
* [http://doc.instantreality.org/media//uploads/downloads/2.8.0/instantReality-testset-2.8.0.zip instantreality examples]
  
=== Example Games/Applications ===
+
=== Problems Encountered ===
 +
Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.
  
* http://www.1ec5.org/3d/worlds.html
+
== XVR ==
* http://www.1ec5.org/3d/mingerworld/
+
=== Downloads ===
* http://www.wedding2004.net/photography/
+
* https://web.archive.org/web/20160513043225/http://client.vrmedia.it/XVRPlayer.cab
* http://amasci.com/atmos.html
 
* http://www.trucker2000.net/directory.html
 
* http://www.it-quadrat.de/atmosphere/
 
  
=== Problems Encountered ===
+
=== Examples ===
 +
* [http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/teaching/VE/Slides/2006-2007/week07/week07-xvr-framework.pdf Introduction to the XVR technology: the basic framework]
 +
* [https://github.com/Gabryxx7/TheTower The Tower]
 +
* [http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Tecchia/XVR/personalprojects.htm Franco Tecchia's personal projects page]
 +
* [http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/F.Tecchia/XVR/publicprojects.htm Franco Tecchia's public projects page]
 +
* [http://www.vrmedia.eu/demos/ Demos]
  
* <del>The Javascript used by Galleries doesn't seem to work in newer IE. Curation guide might need to specify replacing the gallery's Javascript with code to create the <code><object></code> tag. This appears to because of a use of VBScript. VBScript can be reenabled via registry, or it might be cleaner to replace the JS.</del> VBScript and galleries work fine as-is in Flashpoint Secure Player.
+
=== Notes ===
* Some older Atmosphere worlds don't work in the plugin. Newer worlds (including galleries) won't work fully in the standalone player.
+
[https://web.archive.org/web/20051223071519/http://www.pureform.org/virtualGallery.htm This sample], linked from personal projects, reportedly has Flash <-> XVR interaction. This might not be supportable in Flashpoint unless Flash can be added to Flashpoint Secure Player or an NPAPI version of XVR is found.
* Low FPS. Can seemingly be fixed by changing "Throttle when not active". Hardware acceleration can be added by editing a text file, but it results in oddities in the tic tac toe world (http://www.it-quadrat.de/ttt/ttt3d/ttt.aer)
 
* Cannot point plugin directly at an <code>.aer</code> file, an <code><object></code> tag must be used. (This is an original Adobe Atmosphere limitation)
 
* Some worlds automatically close chat. Some other worlds put useful information in the chat. The chat open/closed preference is saved, so worlds with chat should probably have some code to open chat embedded.
 
* Excessive caching may be a possibility.
 
* Stairs are tricky to climb. Could be related to missing avatars? Might want to include default avatar in htdocs.
 

Latest revision as of 18:34, 31 July 2021

This is a list of web game technologies that we hope to support in the future. If you'd like to help us add one of these technologies to Flashpoint, please join the #plugin-chat channel in our Discord.

Please add new technologies in alphanumeric order.

Here are some places to find more technologies to add to Flashpoint:

For plugins which have been successfully added to Flashpoint, see Technologies to Add/Added Technologies.

Contents

Unsorted

Technologies to be researched and then given dedicated sections.

Logo Name Links Formats
3DMLW 3dmlw.com .3dmlw
ActiveVRML
Animated Widgets https://web.archive.org/web/19961107040704/http://www.progtools.com/animplug.html
Astound Web Player .asn
buro Zicht
CambridgeSoft ChemDraw .cdx
DevalVR .dvl
Enliven
EMBLAZE
GLView home.snafu.de/~hg/
  • .wrl
  • .3dv
HyperStudio .stk
Hyperwave logo.png
Hyperwave
MBed logo.gif
mBed
mPire mfactory.com .mpl
NoteWorthy Composer .nwc
Pixound
TurnTool turntool.com .tnt
VHSB logo.png
VHSB/MHSV http://web.archive.org/web/19970616135450/http://www.paragraph.com/vhsb/mhsv/download/
  • .wrl
  • .mus
  • .d96[?]
VReam https://archive.org/details/moving-worlds
  • .vre
  • .vrw
Winds3D awingsoft.com .exe

Atomic 3D / Neutron Viewer

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • "Error creating target directory" in Netscape 4 and Mozilla 1.0.2 on compatibility mode.
  • This plugin crashes in the Basilisk browser.
  • This plugin does not runs without compatibility mode.

Castle Game Engine Web Plugin

GitHub page

Downloads

Examples

The download in Downloads contains an example.

Problems Encountered

  • Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
  • Exception "Exception":

windres failed, cannot create Windows resource

Further notes

No precompiled builds are available yet. As such, you may have to download any of the following files to compile the plugin:

Chime

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Installer and demos

Examples

The installer page links to demos.

Problems Encountered

  • Crashes a majority of the time. The Basilisk and Flashpoint cache must be cleared.
  • .pdb files do not show in Netscape

Flatland Rover

Downloads

Examples

FreeHand

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_FreeHand (please note the article makes no mention of the plugin, but it appears to arise from that)

Also called Shockwave Graphics Player, or, like the other Shockwave plugins, just Shockwave.

Downloads

Examples

All the sites with the icon FreeHand on Macromedia.gif here. Please note you have to click on the categories. These examples have been saved:

Problems Encountered

Sometimes throws this error:

FreeHand Error.png

All three buttons make the plugin stop working.

Google Native Client

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • "[6708:11872:0517/190417:ERROR:nacl_process_host.cc(215)] DuplicateHandle() failed" on Chromium 40
  • .nexe and .pexe files get downloaded by the browser, but don't start.
  • Slimjet 10 can't see the PNaCl compiler plugin when running through a proxy. (See chrome://components) (That was because the compiler was not in the user folder)

Grail

Wikipedia page

Downloads

SourceForge

Examples

Official demos

Problems Encountered

  • "TclError: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:" error when trying to run Grail Solved.
  • "An exception occurred during applet loading : exceptions.TypeError: compile, argument 1: expected string without null bytes, string found" error on all official Grail demo applets, except for Clocks, Play A Sound File, Demos Similar to Common Java Demos, Show Grail's Applet Exception Handling, Calendar and A Little Joke. Grail can't decrypt gzipped HTTP packets.
  • "An error occurred in a callback function : audiodev.error : no audio device" error if trying to play a sound in Play A Sound File. It's possible the audio files don't exist where they originally existed.

Notes

Old versions of Python and Tcl/Tk are required. These may work:

HTML+TIME / XHTML+SMIL

Wikipedia page

About

HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) was a proposal by Microsoft for including animation and interactivity in HTML.

Downloads

No independent download, added to Internet Explorer in IE 5.5 and removed in IE 9. X-UA-Compatible does not appear to work

  • DLLs from Windows XP + Internet Explorer 6 are installable: mstime.dll for time2, datime.dll for time
  • IE11 on Windows 10 with DLLs installed and registry entry seems to have issues with transparency.
  • IE6 via Utilu on Windows 10 bolds some stuff weirdly.
  • Ad demos are apparently older HTML+TIME syntax and only seem to run on IE5.5. Can datime.dll be unblocked on Win10 and syntax added to ensure its inclusion into the page? How large would a rewrite into XHTML+SMIL be?

Examples

Registry entry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Default Behaviors]

# C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll
"VML"="CLSID:10072CEC-8CC1-11D1-986E-00A0C955B42E"

# C:\Windows\system32\datime.dll
"TIME"="CLSID:476c391c-3e0d-11d2-b948-00c04fa32195"

# C:\Windows\system32\mstime.dll
"TIME2"="CLSID:17237A20-3ADB-48ec-B182-35291F115790"

# ???
"ANIM"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"
"DA"="CLSID:B1549E58-3894-11D2-BB7F-00A0C999C4C1"

igLoader

Downloads

Examples

MrSID

Wikipedia article

About

An image compression plugin mainly used for orthophotos.

Downloads

O3D

Wikipedia article

About

A proposal by Google for a standard 3D API for the Web. WebGL supplanted it. Google eventually wrote a WebGL version of O3D, but conversion is not automatic and the Beach demo was not converted

Downloads

There are no known found trustworthy downloads, although source code exists. https://www.zhaodll.co/n/20130417/158957.html has been tested and works, but the website is sketchy.

Examples

Opal Player Plugin

Product info page (archived)

About

Appears to be for interactives. Potentially doesn't support Vista.

Downloads

Examples

Panda3D Plugin

About

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems

  • There is a huge number of runtime components that are downloaded and installed on demand. They are listed

here, and are available from this open directory. (backed up at Flashfreeze)

Pipelight

About

Unlike the other technologies on this list, this is not a distinct software platform. Instead, it is a browser plugin that allows Windows-only NPAPI plugins to run on Linux.

See here for more information.

QuickTime VR

About

Wikipedia page

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Uses the Windows system directory and is not portable.

Notes

  • The latest version available on apple.com requires Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Service Pack 1 MFC.
  • Both Apple Application Support and QuickTime are required. Registry entries point to their locations.
  • Registry files: apple.reg, quicktime.reg
  • Not all data in quicktime.reg is likely needed.
  • In Flashpoint, Basilisk is currently configured to disable QuickTime by default to avoid conflicts.
  • Some of the npqtplugin.dll files may interfere with other video/audio plugins or built-in behavior. It may make sense to have the QuickTime plugin available only when viewing a QuickTime curation. Basilisk's built-in MIME type configuration dialog can also be used to choose what plugins are used for different types of content.

Scratch

About

An online block-based virtual language, currently based upon Blockly, then previously Flash, and before that, Java (Squeak 2.8 for the offline editor). While it is possible to curate Scratch games in Flashpoint using converters and packagers, they are not in their original form.

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • Scratch 2 and 3 do not have Linux versions. However, it may be possible to run their respective Windows versions in Wine or use a web version.

Sense8 WorldUp

Downloads

Examples

Squeak

Downloads

ThingWorld ThingViewer

  • Looks like they're intended to be single-asset
  • Some Javascript mentions possible sitelocks
  • The installer installs plugins (ActiveX and NPAPI) and a standalone viewer

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • When loading .tms files, ThingViewer gives an Invalid File error

Tulip 3D

Problems

It's unclear whether these two links reference the same plugin or two different plugins with Tulip in the name.

Visviva Animation Player

An interactive animation player, available as a web plugin and a standalone player.

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

  • vaengine.dll seems to use both WSOCK32 and WININIT, but the primary download is via WSOCK32. Flashpoint currently does not support proxying WinSock.
  • DirectPlay is required.

Wildpockets

Downloads

Examples

WildTangent Web Driver

  • The SDK is usable from Java, JavaScript or VBScript.
  • Pages typically launch wthost.exe, which itself uses an ActiveX plugin
  • FlashpointProxy.dll needs to be attached to wthost.exe. (it's currently attached to webdriver.dll)
  • A newer version, recommended by WildTangent Discord, doesn't seem to support WinInet.
  • Most games will need MS Java.
  • Antiviruses hate anything WildTangent related.
  • When producing a combined webdriver+Java config, be sure to only have one classpath entry.

Examples

X3D

Wikipedia article

Downloads

Examples

Problems Encountered

Flux Player 2.1 loads indefinitely under TheWorld 3.5.03.

XVR

Downloads

Examples

Notes

This sample, linked from personal projects, reportedly has Flash <-> XVR interaction. This might not be supportable in Flashpoint unless Flash can be added to Flashpoint Secure Player or an NPAPI version of XVR is found.